Thursday, December 6, 2012

Merry Christmas

3D-printing is fun and takes a lot of time:-)

Here is my latest print plus a little painting afterwards
Same on table for a better view.
The three kings are bringing gifts to new born child. Of course they also have their Camel with them.
And of course the Christmas Crib with the new born child and his parents.
And a Google Sketchup screendump
Have fun

PS: I am not the designer of the set. I found it on a site with lots of ideas of what can be made with a 3D.printer.


  1. Merry Christmas to you too Niels!!!
    Your latest creations are very applicable :) I'm taken by the detail that's in there. I really wonder how you've created them. Poking the pictures and thanks to their great detail i can see really tiny build-up lines (don't know how to call it otherwise). Way way smaller then what i've seen on the two chairs you'd shown. Did you print this little christmas crib with your home build printer??? What did you use as print head?

  2. Yes, it is printed on my home build printer. The print is build up by layers of 0.1mm thickness. The printhead is (special reprap term :-) a "j-head mk IV hot-end" with a 0.4mm hole, in the printhead the plastic is heated to 200deg.C. and then pushed through the tiny hole (like a hot-glue-gun).
    The plastic is white and the decoration with good old Humbrol oilbased paint hides most of the plastic layers.
    The next printer is on the workbench, a smaller version that does not take up so much space of my workbench and with some of its parts being printed on my first printer.

  3. Neat idea! I've been doing the miniature blog hop to check out all the Christmas miniature scenes, and this is the first time I've seen this idea.

  4. Una gran idea, preciosas!!
    besitos ascension